Mr. Joseph Burda

Phone: 903-262-1820 ext. 5089


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from UT Tyler Certification: ESL, and Special Education

Mr. Joseph Burda

Life Skills, grades 3-5, Room #139

Year at a Glance:

I will be teaching from the online learning program called Unique. This curriculum helps differentiate grade level TEKS for each students individual learning level. This is done through hands-on learning and supported with visual and audio accommodations for each student.

Classroom rules/procedures/expectations:

We understand that each student has various needs and challenges. However, we do not plan on treating our students any different than any other class when it comes to behaviors. Students are expected to be on time and attend school whenever possible. Talking down or picking on other students will not be tolerated. Students who infringe on classroom expectations will face appropriate consequences. Consequences are as follows 1. Verbal warning 2. 3 minutes in the calming station and discuss what we did wrong and how to improve. 3. Note home to parents on observed behaviors that are being repeated. 4. Conference with parents/ student involved professions.

Class schedule:

7:50-8:50 ELAR

8:50-9:20 Center Time (Practice spelling words, vocabulary words, and Math problems)

9:20-9:40 Snack time

9:40-10:30 Enrichment (Music, P.E., Art) Teacher Conference Time

10:30-11:25 Social Studies/Speech

11:25-11:55 Lunch

12:00-12:25 Recess

12:30-1:00 Math

1:00-1:30  Science

1:30-2:30 IEP Goal Work

2:30-3:00 Make up time with any students

3:00-3:10 Dismissal